Human rights and the law on appraisal of the right to fair trail in Uganda Criminal Court

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2019-06
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Kampala International University; School of Law
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The study examined the "human rights and the law: an appraisal of the right to fair trial in Uganda Criminal Court ". The right to a fair hearing is provided under Article 28 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Article 28(1) directs that in the determination of civil rights and obligations or any criminal charge a person has a right to a fair, speedy and public hearing before an independent and impartial court. The study was guided by the following objectives, to examine the laws and regulatory framework in responses to rights on fair hearing in Courts Uganda, to examine the extent to which the rights on fair hearing has been observed by Uganda government, to examine the challenges faced while implementation of rights to fair hearing in Uganda and to examine the recommendation and conclusion on rights to fair hearing in Uganda. Methodology adopted doctrine approach which included qualitative in nature as, this methodology is aimed at description. By utilizing qualitative methodologies the research is able to evaluate both formal and normative aspects of political activity. To a court of law, the record is everything. The court record refers to the entire court file. A court can only guarantee a fair hearing based on a record that is complete, substantially accurate and authentic.
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A research report submitted to the School of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Degree in Law of Kampala International University
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Human rights, Appraisal of the right to fair trail, Uganda Criminal Court, Uganda
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